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4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28! Great For Family/Group Vacations! Amazing View!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28 Guests! Great For Family And Group Vacations!

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Ausable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests with 1 master suite and 3 bedrooms each containing 2 sets of full size hand crafted log bunk beds. Each of the 3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 guests. Perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to Oscoda County's many orv trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs. The large loft area has a table top shuffle board table and elliptical exercise machine along with lots of floor space for the kids! Our unique fire pit area has built in seating for large groups and offers a spectacular view. We have a large event grill and 2 picnic tables on the lower patio along with a patio table and chairs on the main floor outdoor deck....All facing the spectacular view! The beautiful sun room is the perfect place to get away and relax with a book or a chat with friends and offers an amazing view of the breath taking sunsets! Most of our guests comment that they just want to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the home and the view.

More Details

Sandy Handrich
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Sandy Handrich

We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.

Sandy Handrich purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Sandy Handrich chose Northeast

This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.

What makes this lodge unique

We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This lodge was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed in. The lodge is decorated beautifully and the sunsets were fabulous. The fire pit area was a blast. We hung outside a couple of nights. You will not be disappointed if you rent this place.
Sep 2013
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Mio Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use coasters, hot pads and placemats on the dining room table. Please do not allow children to play games or color there without protection.
  • Absolutely no kegs allowed and no excessive amounts of alcohol!!! Any alcohol consumption should be done responsibly and minimally!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - toilet , shower , Seperate shower/toilet area from vanity and sinks
  • There are 3 full size bathrooms. The bathroom on the lower level is designed to allow those using the sinks and mirrors to be separated from someone showering or using the toilet. This allows several to get ready at one time on the lower level. All bathrooms are stocked with clean bath and hand towels as well as wash cloths.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - loft - 4 bunk bed , All 4 beds are full size - sleeps 8
    Bedroom 3 - lower level - 4 bunk bed , All 4 beds are full size - sleeps 8
    Bedroom 4 - lower level - 4 bunk bed , All 4 beds are doubles - sleeps 8
    Bedroom 5 - loft living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The futon will sleep 1 or 2 depending on their size.
  • The master suite is on the main floor. It has a queen size sleep number bed which sits atop a hand hewn log bed. The master suite has it's own full bathroom and walk in closet. The other 3 bedrooms all have 2 sets of full size bunk beds and wonderful mattresses! The loft area also has a futon that can sleep 1 or 2. All of our beds and dressers are hand crafted by local amish. All beds are made with fresh linens for your arrival.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The lodge is a great place to just relax and enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan inside and out. We have decorated with many animal mounts and items that are native to or were crafted in the area. We also have many unique antique items. Please take the time to read what our past guests have said....It truly is a place to connect with family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of life at home!


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4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28! Great For Family/Group Vacations! Amazing View!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 94 reviews

Guy's Getaway Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our third year of visiting the Ausable View Lodge. A great time was had by all. The Lodge is a super place. Everything you'd want or even expect to have for a weekend retreat. Cant wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gordon! Looking forward to having your group back next year!! Dale and Sandy
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Beat Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for a cousin family tubing trip! Everyone of my guests were amazed at how beautiful this cabin was and how each and every room had such special detail! Words truly cannot describe how amazing this place is. And the pictures do not compare to the true beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience from start to finish. The home was beautiful, clean, and spacious. The outside views were breathtaking and the trip was a perfect opportunity to relax with friends. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Melanie! We would love to have you back!! Enjoy the rest of your summer and God Bless, Sandy
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and clean

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay :) Sandy
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A little piece of Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

There was one thing wrong with our stay at this lodge...we didn't stay long enough. I don't think anyone could possibly be disappointed by their stay at the lodge. It is beautiful inside and out. The view is exquisite. The decor is outstanding. The owners are very nice, and their property manager was over in a flash to help us figure out the TV, and she, as well, was extremely nice. It is everything claimed to be, but so much more.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Marylou! We are so thankful that you enjoyed your stay at the lodge...maybe next time you can stay longer :) We'd sure love to have you come again! God Bless, Sandy
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Sault Ste. Marie MI

Honestly the best, most perfect, beautiful weekend we could ask for.

  • 5 of 5

We had 20 guys gather for a guys weekend at the golf course. This lodge is immaculate, it's fantastic, it's beautiful, and it's perfect for a long weekend. We spent our first night watching hockey and playing cards and the HUGE dining room table, sat 15 men comfortably. The second day we hit the sticks and golfed all day and had the opportunity to grill some hotdogs and burgers on the master grill and again play cards all night and access the upstairs entertainment area. This place was wayyy out of our league, but we were all very happy with the professionalism and attentive responses of questions from the owners and property manager. This place is an A++. And accommodated 20 guys for a weekend of golf, hockey, and cards. We will ABSOLUTELY seek this property again. 110% A++ couldn't be more thankful for Sandy and the crew. This place is incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Kyler, thank you for your glowing review! We do try very hard to keep the place clean so each group has a good experience like yours! We are very thankful for your group and the great care and respect you treated our property with! You are welcome back any time.....please come again!! Sandy
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
MBS - Saginaw, MI
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fairview Hills or Sidewinder
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mio Pizza, Ellies 12 Tables, McDonalds, Paddle Inn
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Skyline or Hansen Hills - Grayling, MI
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Twin Lakes - Lewiston, MI
Car: necessary

We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.


Rates & Availability

Mio Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
New 2018 Rates
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 1 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $400

Check in is 4pm Check out is 11am
Children 2 and under are free.
Holidays are a 3 night minimum and will be charged at the base or Peak rate.
Groups of 16 or more will incur an extra cleaning fee of $50
Groups of 20 or more will incur an extra cleaning fee of $80
Book 5 consecutive nights and receive a 7% discount
Book 6 consecutive nights and receive a 10% discount
Book 1 full week and receive a 15% discount
No refunds will be given once the final payment has been made

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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